Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Cricket

Australian women stars slam timing of India’s T20 Challenge

ICC @ Twitter SYDNEY: Some of Australia’s top women s cricketers on Monday blasted a decision by India to schedule its T20 Challenge during the Big Bash League as a “huge shame” and “sad for the game”. Indian cricket bosses on Sunday said the women s T20 Challenge will take place in ...

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Michael Vaughan warns England to ‘not underestimate Pakistan’

MANCHESTER: Former England captain Michael Vaughan has warned the host team to not underestimate Pakistan’s potential in the upcoming Test series, maintaining that the green squad is much better than the West Indies team they just defeated 2-1. The Caribbean side, not known to be a team cut for the ...

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England’s Broad says considered retirement after Southampton snub

LONDON: England’s Stuart Broad said he considered retiring after being omitted for last month s series opener against West Indies at Southampton. England s decision to go with James Anderson, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood for the first match, which West Indies won by four wickets, snapped the 34-year-old Broad s run of ...

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Pakistani cricketers celebrate Eid in England

LONDON: The Pakistan cricket team celebrated the auspicious festival of Eid-ul-Adha while on international duty in England where they are set to take on the hosts in 3 Tests and as many T20Is. As the likes of Sarfaraz Ahmed, Younis Khan, Babar Azam and others gathered together for the festival, ...

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England’s Willey takes five to victory against Ireland

SOUTHAMPTON: David Willey marked his return to England duty with a maiden five-wicket one-day international haul after sparking an Ireland collapse as white-ball cricket resumed Thursday following the coronavirus lockdown. The left-arm paceman was appearing in his first ODI since being left out of England s World Cup-winning squad for Jofra ...

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England names unchanged Test squad against Pakistan

OLD TRAFFOD: The England National Selectors announced the unchanged English squad for the first Test against Pakistan that is scheduled to begin from August 5 at Emirates Old Trafford. “After three Tests in quick succession against the West Indies, we now turn to an equally condensed Test series against Pakistan, ...

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Umar Akmal ban reduced from 36 months to 18 months

BIRMINGHAM: Former Pakistan Supreme Court Judge announced to reduce the ban on Pakistan’s cricket player Umar Akmal from three years to one and a half years. Justice (retd) Faqir Muhammad Khokhar as an independent adjudicator announced his order on Umar Akmal’s appeal and said, “The self-incriminatory admission by the appellant ...

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Pakistan pacer Haris cleared for England tour

MANCHESTER: Twenty20 pace sensation Haris Rauf has been cleared to join Pakistan s cricket squad in England after twice testing negative for coronavirus, officials said. Rauf was ordered into quarantine on June 22 after testing positive for the virus, and despite never showing any symptoms failed four more tests before finally ...

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England seal West Indies series win

MANCHESTER: Stuart Broad joined one of cricket s most exclusive clubs when he took his 500th Test wicket as England completed a series-clinching win over the West Indies at Old Trafford. The 34-year-old became just the seventh bowler and fourth pacemen to reach the landmark when he had opener Kraigg Brathwaite ...

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20 Man Pakistan Squad for England Tests

BIRMINGHAM: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a 20-man shortlisted squad for the three-Test series against England starting August 5. The experienced pair of Wahab Riaz and wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed has returned to the Test set up, while middle-order batsman Iftikhar Ahmed has been left out. Initially, the PCB had ...

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